DIY: Drunk Elephant Tropical Brightening Face Mask
Although we have an absolute bevy of face masks that we love and adore (like these here), can anyone really have too many? Ahhh… NO. We need options! We challenged Tiffany Masterson, Founder of Drunk Elephant, to create the ultimate post-summer sun mask that would make our skin glow with absolute gorgeousness! Her Tropical Brightening Face Mask will (you guessed it!) leave your skin brighter and more youthful with a host of good-enough-to-eat natural ingredients. After just one application, your face will look flushed, smooth, and positively radiant. Say goodbye to post-summer skin blues…
What You’ll Need:
⅓ cup of papaya
1 teaspoon fresh pineapple juice
2 teaspoons of plain greek yogurt
¼ cup of warmed raw honey
1 teaspoon black pepper
Benefits of the Ingredients:
Papaya – Contains high amounts of the enzyme papain, which exfoliates and brightens skin.
Pineapple Juice – The high levels of vitamin C and the enzyme bromelain fight acne while simultaneously soothing inflammation and swelling.
Greek Yogurt – More enzymes! These ones dissolve dirt and nourish your skin.
Raw Honey – Full of antioxidants, which is beneficial for aging skin. It is also antibacterial and clarifying.
Black Pepper – This will remove loose dead skin cells and toxins from your skin. It also helps promote blood circulation and provides more oxygen to your visage. Finally, it has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
1. Warm honey either in a saucepan or in the microwave.
2. In a bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. To make the mixture extra smooth, consider blending in a Cuisinart.
3. Apply a thin layer of mixture to your face, and allow to dry.
4. With warm water, gently remove the dried mask with circular movements to wash away all the dead skin cells, dirt, and grime.
TIP: For an extra glowy finish, apply Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil ($72) after rinsing.
*Make a fresh batch for each application.
-Casey Sharbaugh is the blogger behind www.comfortablycasey.com